EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1955 - January 14, 2009     3 of 5 Listings Moved to Classifieds

Email This Story to a Friend announced that will be discontinuing its online market for antique dealers artisans and craftsmen, but through a special arrangement, has brought the inventory to the classifieds site. said it has successfully transferred thousands of items offered by over 400 merchants from the Web site to the classified ads section. will continue to maintain its online restoration center offering a selection of quality antique restoration supplies, fine furniture refinishing compounds and accurate reproductions.

The newly listed merchandise on the TIAS classifieds will appear alongside merchandise from and and will be fed to Google's Product Search on a daily basis. To accommodate the large number of new listings and merchants, the TIAS classifieds were also redesigned for easier navigation by shoppers.

"It was quite a challenge to move so much merchandise from so many dealers so quickly, but our CTO Nancy Miracle managed to pull it off," said Phillip Davies, CEO of "I'm very glad we could assist in moving their merchants to the TIAS system. We want to welcome them to TIAS and look forward to cultivating a long term relationship with them."

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